IDES securing unemployment benefit payments for coming months

Posted 6/20/20

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced it will begin to borrow funds from the federal government to continue to meet unemployment benefit payment obligations to claimants who have lost work as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Illinois joins eight other states who have either been approved to borrow or have begun to borrow money from the federal government to continue to fulfill unemployment benefit payments.

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